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Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Diabetes and cinnamon does it help lower blood sugars and how?

Diabetes and cinnamon does it help lower blood sugars and how?

Possible: Even though there are no randomized controlled trials to show that cinnamon is helpful in diabetes, there are some small research which showed positive effect to reduce blood sugars. The mechanism is not known. ...Read more

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If diabetics have low total antioxidant status and elevated oxidative stress, and I'm pre-diabetic, should I get my serum GSH and MDA levels checked?

If diabetics have low total antioxidant status and elevated oxidative stress, and I'm pre-diabetic, should I get my serum GSH and MDA levels checked?

Functional nutrition: You ask very good questions and it appears that you have some understanding of functional nutrition. You are considering these markers that are considered evaluations of "upstream" medicine and looking at your possible risks down the road. These markers aren't easy to interpret and it takes a health provider that really understands this type of medicine, called "functional medicine". ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more

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What are the sugar levels of prediabetic and diabetic?

What are the sugar levels of prediabetic and diabetic?

See below:: Fasting levels: normal: < 110 prediabetic: >110<126 diabetic: >126 on 2 occasions. ...Read more

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Diabetes and ketosis a bad combo?

Diabetes and ketosis a bad combo?

And how!: Diabetic ketosis and ketoacidosis imply decompensating diabetes control and may become a medical emergency. If you have diabetes and ketones, please contact your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?

How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?

EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more

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Do statins have any role in increasing serum creatinine? I well controlled DM type2 on oral antidiabetics and Hypertension controlled Ca channel block

Do statins have any role in increasing serum creatinine? I well controlled DM type2 on oral antidiabetics and Hypertension controlled Ca channel block

Maybe at high doses: LIMITED data has suggested that statins at higher doses, i.e. more than 40 mg simvastatin a day, might contribute to acute renal failure. This is counter intuitive because, in general, the effects of statins would be very favorable for those at risk for renal failure, such as yourself, with Type2 DM & hypertension. Most experts still recommend statins in this situation unless pt on dialysis. ...Read more

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Can taking statins increase my risk of diabetes?

Can taking statins increase my risk of diabetes?

Yes statistically : But the benefit of statin outweigh the risk of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What's a good vitamin or supplement for diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that will with appetite suppressing.

What's a good vitamin or supplement for diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that will with appetite suppressing.

The wonder vit: You are looking for the miracle vitamin or supp;ement which to the best od my knowledge does not exist. ...Read more

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Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more

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Can smoking along with pain, make your sugar high? Am diabetic.

Can smoking along with pain, make your sugar high? Am diabetic.

Yes: Any pain or stress can elevate your blood sugar through stress hormones, but you also pay less attention to your diet and exercise while you're having pain. Smoking is not good for anything or anyone. ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

Cut sugars and starc: I assume you are tlaking about the endpoint of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes. It is essential to go low carb as much as possible. Foods that raise blood sugar quickly, are called high glycemic index foods. You can google these. You need to avoid them! this is important for a diabetic diet. ...Read more

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Can i cure my diabetic disease through high intake insulin to medicine stage?

No: As of yet there is no cure for dm. You can keep in under good control with few side effects if you follow your doctors advise closely and adhere to proper medication intake. ...Read more